- Capital City: Little Rock (pop. 187,452) (2008 est.)
- Arkansas Population: 2,949,131 (2012 est.) (32nd)
- Arkansas Population: (per square mile)
- U.S. State Populations: (all states)
- Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)
all u.s. currency (banknotes)
- Arkansas Quarter The fifth and final quarter
released in 2003 honors Arkansas, and is the 25th in the United States
Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.
Arkansas was admitted into the Union on June 15, 1836,
becoming our Nation's 25th State. Nicknamed the "Natural State,"
Arkansas' quarter depicts its natural resources of clear streams, rives
and lakes. Arkansas is also known for its sportmanship, the largest
producer of rice in the United States and is home to the oldest diamond
mine in North America The design bears the image of rice stalks, a
diamond and a mallard flying above a lake.
The coin bears the inscriptions "Arkansas" and "1836." Additional details
- Land Sizes
- Language: English, others
- Largest Cities: (by population) Little Rock, Fort Smith, North Little Rock, Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Pine Bluff
- Name: Arkansas is from the Sioux Indian (Quapaw) word "acansa" meaning "downstream place" or "south wind."
- Statehood: June 15, 1836 (25th state)